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People of Kutum, North Darfur, demand return of police

June 28 - 2015 OMDURMAN
Militiamen in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur (Jess Heugel Media)
Militiamen in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur (Jess Heugel Media)

The people of Kutum have called on the Sudanese Presidency to restore law and order to the locality.

The Presidency should “immediately intervene to restore security to the locality”, an activist told Radio Dabanga from Omdurman, “and prevent the continuous assaults on the people.

“The population is terrorised day and night by gunmen, who beat, rob, and abduct people as they like, in the absence of the police and the judiciary.”

Hundreds of displaced from Kutum living in Khartoum, gathered for the breaking of the fast on Friday. The breakfast was organised by the MP for Fata Borno, Maj. Gen. El Tayeb Kafout, in El Fateh district, in the western part of Omdurman.

The activist said that they hold the government of North Darfur responsible for “the injustice done to the population of Kutum. The locality is devoid of police and the judiciary for more than three years.”


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